The club faced threat of closure after New Delhi questioned membership to “non-diplomats”.
With the US, Modi has signalled a promising turn towards pragmatism and purposefulness.
PM Narendra Modi said developed countries should “understand” the challenges of poverty in developing nations.
Obama attaches ‘great priority’ to India relations, Kerry tells Modi.
If Modi gets the world’s biggest power right, his pursuit of larger global goals will be that much easier.
No forward movement is expected on the ambitious civil nuclear cooperation agreement.
US and India together can tackle global challenges, from security to providing clean energy, said Kerry.
White House, South Block working on details of Sept visit, Kerry to meet Sushma on July 13.
Modi said he looks forward to a result-oriented visit in September.
Tour was organised to understand current public policy issues and to strengthen India-US ties.
“Your tenure has been good for India and India-US relations. I will miss working with you on day-to-day basis,” Obama told Singh.
BJP appears to have started flexing its muscle with the US with which the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has had frosty relations over denial of visa.
There is much work ahead to recapture the hopefulness that characterised Indo-US ties seven or eight years ago.
A top American expert on South Asia, Stephen Cohen, said that US would have to adjust strategically, politically and economically.
If a BJP government comes to power, the Narendra Modi issue is going to cast a shadow on India-US ties.